The Swedish swimming podcast Snabbanan nabbed a big guest this week, talking to world record-holding butterflyer Sarah Sjostrom‘s coach Carl Jenner.
The podcast, hosted by Ola Stromberg, is completely in English in its conversation with Jenner, originally from Great Britain. Jenner has coached in Sweden for several decades now, and has been the main trainer for Sweden’s biggest name, the world butterfly champion Sjostrom.
We’ve got links to check out the podcast in full below. Stromberg and Jenner cover a wide range of topics, from how Jenner originally started coaching Sjostrom to what the post-Rio future might hold for the Swedish swimmer.
Of special note, Jenner says he believes his athlete can swim even faster this coming summer than she did last year when she set the world record and became just the second woman ever under 56 seconds in the 100 fly. Jenner specifically points out starts and walls as areas of potential improvement for Sjostrom, who has been insanely good the past few years in her swimming between the walls.
Jenner, humorously understated in many of his descriptions of Sjostrom, says she is focused on bringing home medals in multiple events from Rio, noting that while she’s the world’s best flyer at the moment, she’s also a “pretty decent freestyler.” Sjostrom, of course, could be a gold medal contender in the 50, 100 and even 200 freestyles based on her past production.
Jenner also touches on Sjostrom’s preparation for the 200 free in Rio, an event she did not contest at last summer’s World Championships, plus his thoughts on Sjostrom’s training overall and her future career after the Rio Olympics wind down.
You can check out the podcast by following these links: